Burglary and Theft Charges Filed Against 2 Ringwood Men Following Incident at Old Hospital Center PDF Print E-mail

Cedar Grove – Two Ringwood men were arrested early this morning at the old Essex County Hospital Center and burglary, theft and other charges were filed against them.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers on routine patrol at the former medical complex spotted a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria with two occupants parked behind Building #4, located at 125 Fairview Avenue, shortly after 1:00 a.m.

The driver, Jordan Kock, age 21, and his passenger, Lance Bohrisch, age 31, both of Ringwood, New Jersey, were immediately charged with defiant trespass.

Sheriff Fontoura said that the officers noticed that the vehicle’s trunk was open and, for purposes of officer safety, was searched.

Discovered and seized in the trunk were a large pipe cutter, a hammer, two hacksaws and four 50” sections of copper pipe with a total weight of 14 pounds.

Fontoura said that the officers also discovered two stolen county government vehicle license plates and a wallet belonging to a Cedar Knolls resident in the trunk.

In the passenger compartment of the car, the officers found four flashlights, three handheld radios and a second pipe cutter.

Kock and Bohrisch were charged with two counts of theft (the license plates) and one count each of defiant trespass, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief, theft of immovable property and burglary.

The suspects were issued summonses and will be ordered to appear in criminal Central Processing Court within ten days.